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  • Pianist Emanuel Ax to Perform with the DSO

    December 7, 2016

    Pianist Emanuel Ax will join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) for a weekend of concerts featuring Beethoven’s Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus and Piano Concerto No. 2, as well as Elgar’s Symphony No. 1. Music Director Leonard Slatkin will conduct.

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  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces July 2017 Asia Tour

    December 6, 2016

    The DSO has announced that it will undertake a historic three-week tour of Asia, including its debut performances in China and its first visit to Japan in 19 years. Music Director Leonard Slatkin will conduct the DSO in 11 concerts from July 14 to 29, 2017, marking his first overseas tour with the ensemble.

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  • Storm Large Returns to Sing Weill’s “Seven Deadly Sins” with the DSO

    November 30, 2016

    Vocalist Storm Large and the DSO made headlines in 2013 when she gave her Carnegie Hall debut with the orchestra in a sensational performance of Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins. Large will reprise her roles as the split personalities Anna I and Anna II in this avant-garde “sung ballet.”

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  • Slatkin Conducts Tchaikovsky Symphony Cycle in Lyon

    November 16, 2016

    As part of the Orchestre National de Lyon’s four-week Russian Festival, Leonard Slatkin leads the orchestra in the six symphonies of Tchaikovsky over the course of three concerts.

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  • Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Two: The Basic 4 Pattern

    November 15, 2016

    The second installment of Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School is now available! This month’s lesson centers on the basic 4 pattern.

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  • Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson One: The Baton

    October 15, 2016

    Maestro Slatkin has released the first monthly installment of Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, a series of educational videos that will cover conducting basics. Intended for music lovers, the lessons will be posted here, and will be available on his YouTube channel, on the 15th of every month.

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  • Manhattan School of Music and Detroit Symphony Launch Conductors’ Project

    October 12, 2016

    This month Manhattan School of Music and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra launch their first annual Conductors’ Project, a “podium partnership” that will see two recent MSM conducting graduates chosen as Conducting Fellows to work with Leonard Slatkin for a two-week educational exchange.

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  • Coming October 15: Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School 1.0

    October 7, 2016

    On October 15, we will open the doors to Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, a series of monthly videos showing music lovers conducting basics.

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  • Slatkin to Lead Garrick Ohlsson and the DSO in Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”

    October 3, 2016

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform George Gershwin’s groundbreaking Rhapsody in Blue in a three-concert series led by Music Director Leonard Slatkin and featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson.

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  • DSO’s Opening Weekend to Feature Hilary Hahn and Lang Lang

    September 26, 2016

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will kick off the 2016-2017 season with concerts featuring superstar violinist Hilary Hahn and piano sensation Lang Lang. Both programs will be conducted by Music Director Leonard Slatkin.

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